This running log of news also serves as a window into areas of media focus and public interest regarding trans issues during 2010.Let us know if you hear of news to include in this list.
Barcelona 2011."" "“People perceive transgenders as sex workers, beggars or dancers. A lack of education and employment opportunities forces them to make their living in these ways,” says Sarah Gill, a transgender medical college student in Karachi, who is actively working for transgender peoples’ rights and to end the violence and discrimination faced by them.
Gill is president of the Moorat Interactive Society (MIS) and general secretary of the Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA). "But not for a long time afterward." And the fact that she was elected in the same county as transgender teen Gwen Araujo, who was brutally murdered in 2002, sends a chilling reminder of how dangerous being visible can be." "``I want to open people's eyes to what being trans is,'' Allums has said.
Dr Zahoor Ahmed, a urologist, examined her and told the family that her physiology was that of a male and not a female. "Transgenders have mostly been projected in bad light in Tamil cinema, but Narthaki will be different and showcase their life as it is," says Geetha, "I hope the film projects transgenders in the proper perspective. Thailand is known to outsiders for its tolerance of a very visible transgender community, just one aspect of the country's look-the-other-way permissiveness that sometimes runs afoul of the government's efforts to maintain traditional Buddhist values." CHENNAI: A 21-year-old transgender lodged a complaint with police commissioner T Rajendran on Wednesday alleging harassment by personnel from the Anna Square police station.